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and self confident and how can they become that way when we my ro manage our own children? >> professor, i made the masters work on religion and i looked at traditional societies. what lessons did you learn about the role of spirituality in the societies we might be missing? >> religion has different functions in traditional societies. from the function that it functions that it has in modern society. traditional societies use religion a lot more explanation, now science provided the explanations of why there's tides and why the sun seems to go across the sky. so there's a function of religion that has become lost with time. religion still has its function of offering comfort, of helping deal with anxiety. religion used to have a function of teaching us to obey the king or obey the president. the reasons that we obey the president today are not because of religion but because of the rule of law. >> interesting. professor jared diamond, thank you so much for all of that. >> you are welcome. >>> and up next, coughing, sneezing and wheezing. the flu outbreak infecting the nation. >> excuse me
. >> 60-vote senate is still intact. today is ira shap ro and also author of "the last great senate." and he joins us now. ira, i want to get to the filibuster deal in a minute, but i wanted to start as a broader point as the evolution of the senate. you were there in what you identify as sort of a golden period in 1970s and when you think about the competition of the senate in the 1970s, i think you worked for jacob javits of new york and ed brook of massachusetts. what i'm talking about is liberal republicans who would work across the line with liberal democrats, conservative southern democrats working with conservative republicans from up north. all this sort of funky cross-party alliances that form and while you were there, what started happening is happened to javits and lost to a conservative and case and lost to a conservative. and now here we are all these years later and even conservatives are losing republican primaries to even more primary candidates. so i just look at sort of an evolution of the senate and the incentive system right now especially on the republican side
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